Bitmoji: the emoji avatar app taking on Apple and Facebook

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Emoji The co-founder of the most downloaded iOS app of 2017 welcomes competition from big tech Board games: Bitmoji founder Jacob ‘Ba’ Blackstock takes Alex Hern for a spin. Photograph: Bitmoji It might not be marked in your diary, but 17 July is World Läs mer…

The Guardian view on Elon Musk: a billionaire in need of humility | Editorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Elon Musk The Guardian view on Elon Musk: a billionaire in need of humility Editorial Attacking a British diver involved in the Thai cave rescue was ridiculous. He should concentrate on fixing his business Elon Musk says he is ‘somewhat libertarian’, but not Läs mer…

Is it possible to turn online aggression into a frank debate?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; How to be human online Online abuse While trolls and idiots are best ignored, there can be value in seeking to genuinely understand those who disagree with us ‘Taking refuge in victimhood is a powerful instinct, but it is also not terribly productive.’ Photograph: Läs mer…

Instagram users mistakenly believe new question feature is anonymous

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Instagram People thought they could make unkind comments with recourse before discovering users could see who was asking what Not so incognito. Photograph: Instagram Instagram’s constant kamikaze launch of new features, in which they desperately try to hold on to their sizeable but fickle Läs mer…

Miley Cyrus Just Deleted All of Her Instagram Posts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; It’s the start of a new weekend — and, possibly, the start of a new era for Miley Cyrus, who deleted all the posts off of her Instagram account. Some of her 76 million fans on the platform started noticing the number of her Läs mer…

Social media platforms must police their sites better, says Ofcom

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Social media Chief executive joins those arguing that online sites are under-regulated Sharon White says Ofcom has done research showing how little users trust what they read on social media. Social media platforms need to be “more accountable” in how they curate and police Läs mer…

Celebrities Are Losing Millions of Followers as Twitter Slashes Fake Accounts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; From former President Barack Obama to Justin Bieber, the internet’s biggest social media influencers lost millions of Twitter followers Thursday as the platform began a massive purge of suspicious accounts. By cracking down on fake accounts, Twitter hopes to restore faith in the controversy-ridden Läs mer…

Twitter users to see drop in followers amid crackdown on 'problem' accounts

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Twitter Locked accounts will be removed from follower numbers, as company targets spread of abuse and misinformation Twitter is seeking to foster more ‘healthy’ conversations on the network. Photograph: Richard Drew/AP Twitter users will see a drop in their follower counts this week as Läs mer…

Facebook Is Facing Its First Fine Over the Cambridge Analytica Privacy Scandal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; (LONDON) — Facebook is facing its first financial penalty for allowing the data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to forage through the personal data of millions of unknowing Facebook users. A U.K. government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal announced its intention to fine Facebook Läs mer…

Is Facebook a publisher? In public it says no, but in court it says yes

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook In its defense against a former app startup, Facebook is contradicting its long-held claim to be simply a neutral platform A lawsuit is claiming Mark Zuckerberg developed a ‘fraudulent scheme’ to exploit users’ personal data. Photograph: The Asahi Shimbun/The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Läs mer…

Facebook reveals it gave 61 companies access to widely blocked user data

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Facebook Company tells Congress it provided Nike, Spotify, a dating app and other services with special rights to information Spotify, Nike and UPS were among the companies that received extended access to the data. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters Facebook gave 61 businesses including Nike, Spotify, Läs mer…

Americans Believe Tech Companies Are Censoring Political Views, New Poll Finds

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A new poll from Pew Research Center helps quantify the ambivalent feelings Americans are having about the tech sector in the wake of controversies over user privacy and allegations of political bias against conservatives. As part of a larger polling package on American attitudes Läs mer…

Instagram launches long-form videos in bid to lure YouTube generation

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Instagram Videos of up to an hour are effort to pull young users away from rival, and to allow Facebook to sell more ads Kevin Systrom, CEO and co-founder of Instagram, announces the new IGTV app in San Francisco. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP Instagram will Läs mer…

Instagram Is Adding Hour-Long Videos to Take on YouTube

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In a highly produced “show” in San Francisco, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom announced Wednesday that the company is launching a long-form video platform aimed at luring the kinds of online celebrity “creators” and fans who have long flocked to YouTube. Called IGTV, the platform Läs mer…

Matt Hancock: schools across the UK should ban mobile phones

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Mobile phones The culture secretary who heads up the digital brief says tech makes parenting harder Matt Hancock believes schools can do more to stop pupils being distracted by their phones. Photograph: PA The culture secretary has called on more schools to ban mobile Läs mer…